Another reason why working at the movies worked out well for me is because my general manager is nice and I really only have to answer to him. Nothing is worse than having to go into work every day for a boss that you dislike, and thankfully I never had any problems with the boss I currently work for. I feel like a bad boss can make or break a job, and I'm glad I did not have to deal with that kind of negativity at the theater. Also, assistant managers run a lot of their own shifts while the general manager isn't there, so I would be the one in charge of the staff. I really like that aspect of the job.
Other perks were free movies, free posters and banners, paid time off, and free popcorn during my shift. I even got a small $400 scholarship from the company! I also liked the contests on who could sell the most gift cards or promo tubs/cups. I would always win those and leave with a gift card--what can I say, I'm extrinsically motivated.
There are still a couple of workers left that have been there since I started, and it's going to be sad to not work with them ever again. A lot of my friends, even today, are ones that I made while working at the movies. Still, I'm confident that quitting is the way to go. No one really makes decent money except for the general manager. There are opportunities to move up the ladder and become a GM, but personally, I don't think that would be worth it to me. General managers get texted and called frequently by their assistant managers (I know this because I have to text my boss a lot because stuff just comes up!), have to come in on their days off when being audited, and get called in the dead of night if the alarm ever goes off. Also, I would not want to deal all the maintenance aspect of being a general manager or the very serious customer complaints, for that matter.
It is time for me to move on, and while in some ways this is upsetting, I am hoping that the future will bring great things my way. :)
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